The China Onscreen | Biennial (COB) is a curated, multi-city showcase of Chinese film and media arts for American audiences. The project aims to promote US-China cultural dialogue through the art of the moving image. Inaugurated in 2012 with founding sponsorship from the UCLA Confucius Institute, the COB has grown in a few short years into a collaborative endeavor of some of the most distinguished film and cultural institutions on both coasts of the United States.
The flagship Biennial takes place in even-numbered years in Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC, with selections from the program traveling to other cities internationally. Special events are held in the off-Biennial years in Los Angeles.